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Icebreakers for Teens One of the first steps in forming a group is having the participants find commonality, and you can do this with icebreaker games. Teenagers often find icebreakers a fun way to introduce themselves, especially if they are self-conscious about speaking in front of a group. Top Ten Icebreakers for Teens You can use the following icebreakers for teens as written, or you can alter them to fit the number of participants you have or the theme of the group. #1 Human Bingo Take a pile of note cards, and write a teen's name and a question on it. #2 Teen Interviews Divide the teenagers into pairs. #3 Two Truths One Lie Have each teen tell the group two truths and one lie. #4 What Am I? Write an item on a note card for as many teens as you have. #5 Create a Story Start to tell a story, but don't finish it. #6 Common Personality Game Make up some personality questions and either pass out a sheet of paper with them on there or write them down on a dry erase board, paper easel or chalkboard. Post a comment

Connexions | OpenStax CNX - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities Open Educational Resources In January, 2010, the Maine Department of Education awarded the Maine Alliance for Arts Education a grant to support the identification and encourage the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) in the Visual and Performing Arts. OERs are free on-line or digitized materials that may be used by students and teachers for educational purposes. You can learn more about OERs here . MAAE's grant was one of nine subject area grants funded through Title IID Enhancing Education through Technology - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Competitive Grant monies. In addition, the project has benefited from suggestions from Argy Nestor, Maine DOE’s Visual and Performing Arts Specialist; MaryEllen Schaper, Physical Education teacher at Bonnie Eagle High School; John Holdridge, Arts and Education Associate at the Maine Arts Commission; and Jason Bannister, English and Theater teacher at Troy Howard Middle School. This continues to be a work in process.

K12 Blended and Online Learning Open Educational Resource: K12 Blended and Online Learning This is a free teacher professional learning resource developed by Kennesaw State University faculty in the Bagwell College of Education (BCOE). This open educational resource can be used holistically or in parts depending on your organizational/individual learning needs. This Open Educational Resource is designed to meet the following goals and objectives: Through the successful completion of modules 1-4 of this OER, you will gain introductory knowledge of effective K12 blended and online instruction and be able to: Through the successful completion of modules 5-8 of this OER, you will demonstrate introductory skills of designing and developing K12 blended and online learning experiences by being able to:

The 15 best tools for data visualisation | Design tools It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. Get Adobe Creative Cloud One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. As author, data journalist and information designer David McCandless said in his TED talk: "By visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map. There are many different ways of telling a story, but everything starts with an idea.

52 Get to Know You Questions! This past week there was a group of people coming over and I was in charge of the "get to know you" game. I remembered that I had see something like this on Pinterest, where you write all over a ball and then you toss the ball around and whatever question your thumb lands on you have to answer. I got a ball and filled it with "get to know you" questions. I started out writing kind of smaller than I probably should have, so I ended up having to write a TON of questions. Luckily my mom was able to help me come up with some of them. Here's the list! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.

University of Michigan | Open.Michigan OER Commons Teaching Ideas - Free lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources for use in the primary classroom. Open Culture - The best free cultural & educational media on the web MERLOTx Home WebQuest.Org: Home

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